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About the test:

The IBM WebSphere Online Test uses scenario-based multiple choice questions to evaluate candidates on their technical knowledge and practical skills related to application server, messaging, security, clustering, and administration. The test aims to determine candidates' ability to design, develop, and manage efficient and effective IBM WebSphere solutions that meet business requirements, as well as their familiarity with IBM WebSphere best practices, design patterns, and techniques.

Covered skills:

  • SCA Modules
  • WebSphere Adaptors
  • Integrated Solutions Console
  • WebSphere Integration
  • JCA

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface IBM WebSphere Test is the most accurate way to shortlist WebSphere Developers

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The IBM WebSphere Online Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Ability to configure and manage SCA modules in IBM WebSphere
  • Knowledge of WebSphere Integration components and their functionalities
  • Ability to work with WebSphere Adaptors and integrate them into applications
  • Understanding of JCA (Java Connector Architecture) and its implementation in WebSphere
  • Proficiency in using the Integrated Solutions Console for managing WebSphere environments
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues related to SCA Modules
  • Knowledge of advanced features and capabilities of WebSphere Integration
  • Experience in designing and implementing solutions using WebSphere Adaptors
  • Familiarity with configuring JCA resource adapters in WebSphere
  • Skill in utilizing the Integrated Solutions Console for performance tuning and optimization
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

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The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

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Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

How we design questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this IBM Websphere Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


Deployment and Resource Binding
Application Deployment
Resource Binding
You are deploying a web application on IBM WebSphere Application Server, which uses a JDBC datasource and a JMS Queue. Below are snippets from the application's web.xml and ibm-web-bnd.xml files.

web.xml snippet:
ibm-web-bnd.xml snippet:
Assuming the JDBC datasource and JMS Queue are already correctly configured in the WebSphere Admin Console, which of the following is the required action to ensure the application deployment correctly references these resources?
A: Define JNDI names jdbc/myDataSource and jms/myQueue in the server's namespace.
B: Bind the application's JDBC datasource to jdbc/MyAppDataSource and JMS Queue to jms/MyAppQueue in the ibm-web-bnd.xml.
C: Update web.xml to reference the JNDI names jdbc/MyAppDataSource and jms/MyAppQueue.
D: Bind the resources in web.xml to the server's JDBC and JMS resources with matching names.
E: Modify the application code to reference jdbc/MyAppDataSource and jms/MyAppQueue directly.


Integrating JMS with WebSphere
Java Message Service
Application Integration
Message-Driven Beans (MDB)
You are configuring a message-driven bean (MDB) in IBM WebSphere Application Server to consume messages from a JMS queue. The MDB needs to process messages from a remote JMS provider, and you must ensure the configuration supports high availability and load balancing. Given the following pseudo code:
Considering the requirements and the given code, which of the following configurations would be most appropriate?
A: Use the default connection factory and modify the MDB to use JNDI lookup for the remote JMS provider.
B: Configure an MDB activation specification with a custom resource adapter to connect to the remote JMS provider.
C: Deploy the MDB to a WebSphere cluster and configure a JMS queue connection factory with workload management (WLM) enabled.
D: Implement a custom message listener interface instead of using the javax.jms.MessageListener.
E: Use a local JMS provider and replicate messages to the remote provider for high availability.
F: Configure the MDB with a direct IP address to the remote JMS provider instead of using JNDI names.
🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ Skill


Deployment and Resource Binding
Application Deployment
Resource Binding

2 mins

IBM WebSphere


Integrating JMS with WebSphere
Java Message Service
Application Integration
Message-Driven Beans (MDB)

3 mins

IBM WebSphere
🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ SkillπŸ’ͺ DifficultyβŒ› Time
Deployment and Resource Binding
Application Deployment
Resource Binding
IBM WebSphere
Medium2 mins
Integrating JMS with WebSphere
Java Message Service
Application Integration
Message-Driven Beans (MDB)
IBM WebSphere
Medium3 mins
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!

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Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment IBM Websphere Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Science behind Adaface tests
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the IBM Websphere Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

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Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

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Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

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About the IBM WebSphere Assessment Test

Why you should use Pre-employment IBM WebSphere Online Test?

The IBM Websphere Test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Developing SCA Modules
  • Working with WebSphere Integration
  • Implementing WebSphere Adaptors
  • Understanding JCA
  • Using Integrated Solutions Console
  • Troubleshooting SCA Modules
  • Designing WebSphere Integration Solutions
  • Configuring WebSphere Adaptors
  • Optimizing JCA Implementations
  • Managing Integrated Solutions Console

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the IBM WebSphere Online Test?

  • SCA Modules

    SCA (Service Component Architecture) Modules are a key component of IBM WebSphere, providing a standardized way to develop and assemble software components into business applications. These modules enable developers to create reusable, loosely-coupled components, enhancing modularity and flexibility in application development.

  • WebSphere Integration

    WebSphere Integration refers to the ability of IBM WebSphere to seamlessly integrate different applications, systems, and data sources. This skill is essential to ensure smooth communication and data flow between various components, enabling organizations to achieve efficient and effective business processes.

  • WebSphere Adaptors

    WebSphere Adaptors provide the capability to connect and integrate IBM WebSphere with other third-party systems, applications, and protocols. These adaptors play a crucial role in enabling interoperability and data exchange between WebSphere and external systems, expanding the capabilities and reach of the platform.

  • JCA

    JCA (Java Connector Architecture) is a specification that enables Java applications to interact with enterprise information systems, such as databases and message queues. JCA allows developers to connect IBM WebSphere with various backend systems, facilitating seamless integration and data access.

  • Integrated Solutions Console

    The Integrated Solutions Console is a web-based administrative console provided by IBM WebSphere, offering a centralized interface to manage and configure the WebSphere application server. This skill is important to ensure efficient administration and monitoring of the WebSphere environment, allowing administrators to deploy applications, monitor performance, and troubleshoot issues.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for IBM Websphere Test to be based on.

    SCA Components
    Mediation Flow
    Business Objects
    Service Component Architecture
    WebSphere MQ Adaptor
    JMS Adaptor
    HTTP Adaptor
    File Adaptor
    WebSphere Adaptor Development Kit
    Inbound Adaptors
    Outbound Adaptors
    J2EE Connector Architecture
    Resource Adapters
    Connection Factories
    Activation Specifications
    Common Resources
    Data Sources
    Security Configurations
    Application Deployments
    Cluster Configurations
    WebSphere Application Server
    Management Tools
    Monitoring and Logging
    Troubleshooting Techniques
    Error Handling
    Performance Tuning
    ThreadPool Configurations
    Cache Configurations
    Load Balancing
    High Availability
    Policy Sets
    SSL Configurations
    JavaEE Connector Architecture
    Service Component Architecture Annotations
    Advanced WebSphere Integration Concepts

What roles can I use the IBM WebSphere Online Test for?

  • WebSphere Developer
  • WebSphere ESB Developer
  • WebSphere Administrator

How is the IBM WebSphere Online Test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Securing SCA Modules
  • Monitoring WebSphere Integration
  • Extending WebSphere Adaptors
  • Scaling JCA Connections
  • Customizing Integrated Solutions Console
  • Automating deployment of SCA Modules
  • Implementing high availability with WebSphere Integration
  • Integrating legacy systems with WebSphere Adaptors
  • Implementing transactional behavior using JCA
  • Configuring security settings for Integrated Solutions Console
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.

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IBM WebSphere Hiring Test FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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